HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — After eight years of being the most popular player on Everton FC in the English Premier League, Tim Cahill figured it was time for a change. So Cahill, perhaps the best soccer player to ever come out of Australia, has decided to try MLS.
“I knew in my heart that I could never play for another Premier club,” Cahill said. “I’ve always been loyal. It’s a big move for me. A lot of people may think otherwise, but I’m 32, fit, and ready for a new challenge.”
Cahill just received his United States working visa Tuesday, enabling him to leave Montreal and come to New Jersey, where he was introduced at a press conference at Red Bull Arena. He becomes the team’s third and last designated player, joining Thierry Henry and Rafa Marquez.
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